Taiwan Film Festival 2008

I just saw a poster for the Taiwan Film Festival.  Fortunately or unfortunately it is spread across 4 states so I'm only going to get to see about three films.

Happily one of the films is called "The Gangster's God," about a Lantern Festival ritual in which a gangster is voluntarily pelted with firecrackers and bottle rockets.  The gangster is a righteous man-of-prowess, a leading member of a cult to a martial deity .  I wrote about it as part of my two part review of the book, Steps of Perfection, by Donald Sutton (part one), (part two).